The province has announced an additional 10 cases of COVID-19 between Friday and Saturday and an additional two deaths due to the disease, both of which occurred in the Fraser Health region, bringing to 157 the number of. COVID-19-related deaths.
There have now been 2,517 COVID-19 cases in B.C., of which 2,057 people have recovered.
Of the province's 303 active cases, 39 people are hospitalized and eight are in critical care.
Of the 2,517 cases, 1,244 have been in Fraser, 890 have been in Vancouver Coastal, 194 have been in Interior, 127 have been in Island and 62 have been in Northern health regions.
There have been no new health-care outbreaks. In total, 14 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and two acute-care units have active outbreaks.
There has been one new community outbreak, with five confirmed cases at Nature's Touch, a frozen fruit processing plant in Abbotsford.
Public health teams continue to provide support for community outbreaks at the Mountain Institution and Mission Institution — both federal prisons in the Fraser Valley — at the Oppenheimer Group, facilities in the poultry sector and with those in B.C. connected to the Kearl Lake work camp in Alberta.
"Finding new outbreaks tell us three things,: Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said. “First, gatherings of any kind, including workplaces, increase the risk of transmission. Second, public health surveillance is working to quickly identify new cases. And third, we must continue with our restrictions in phase 2. We are on the right track and must keep going. The faster we can identify new cases, the easier it is to prevent the spread to others.”
A reminder on caps on mass gathering numbers
While phase 2 of the economic reopening is underway, Henry’s order restricting mass gatherings to no more than 50 people remains in place.
In addition, the order has been amended to include no more than 50 vehicles for outdoor drive-in events, with a restriction on the sale of refreshments. Anyone attending such events must stay in their vehicles unless they have to go to washrooms, which must be serviced with running water for proper hand hygiene.